Oct 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
for the local economy. >>> as we've been reporting, the occupy protesters are back for this week. they say they're going to, quote, stick to the banks today. they're upset with the banks foreclosing on homes. starting at 8:00 the protesters will be outside the bank of america at 15th street and pennsylvania avenue which is of course across from the white house and the treasury department. this afternoon at the plan on going after several other banks in the area. >>> at 6:05, jessica doyle is here with a special your money report. >> just 82 shopping days left till christmas. but it's one of the most important times of the year for retailers. will it be a good one? >> i know you're not thinking about this stuff yet. you know, the holidays. but the stores certainly are. have you seen them yet? the christmas tree displays? they're already out. maybe that's a sign of the growing optimism for retailers for this upcoming holiday season season. >> reporter: retailers expect more jingle at cash registers this holiday season. the national retail federation estimates holiday sales will top $586 billion.
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
debates is tomorrow night in denver. the focus tomorrow night is domestic issues, especially the economy. joining us for a preview this morning is the white house correspondent for "u.s.a. today," channel 9 and "u.s.a. today" are both owned by gannett. we're glad to have you here with us. the debates have been hiked as game changers but even last month the obama advisors were saying they expect mitt romney to get a big boost from the media and in the polls after wednesday night. is that what we should expect to see? >> it's amazing how both sides can fall over each other to say nice things about each other right before the debate. i think the one and only time they'll say anything nice about each other. it's an interesting situation, for mitt romney, this debate is very important. he does need a game change. he's behind. there's time but time is running out so he needs to reverse momentum. for president obama, he needs to keep the momentum going. he wants to keep romney on the defense and that's what he's going to look to accomplish with the debate. >> it's going to be very tough. we're